Thursday, January 08, 2009

It's a good excuse to smack him in the head with a frying pan...

I worked from home yesterday, all the while staring out into the empty living room in our house. We finally had the hardwood floors refinished and the Pretend Husband said we could begin moving furniture in that evening. Finally, I couldn't take the big, empty room any longer and began moving in a rug, then a lamp, then an end table... until all it needed when the PH got home was the couch.

So, last night, amid some grunting, a lot of groaning and definitely some filthy words, the two of us got the couch into the living room. We paused to vacuum it off, then I lit the candles in the fireplace and the four of us (the PH, Molly, Casey and moi) collapsed onto it. The lights were off, the candles were glowing in the fireplace, we were nestled together as a little family... and the PH kept jumping up to move things or clean things or list off everything that still has to be done to the house.

Every.single.time I tried to point out how much we had accomplished and perhaps bask in the glow of that accomplishment a little, the PH interrupted me to talk about what hadn't been done yet. So, in the glow of the candles, cuddled up with the dogs for the first time in our new living room, I began to plan ways to incapacitate my husband. He's going to learn to enjoy those moments even if one of us has to die trying!

4 comments:

SouthernBelle said...

Make sure you use one of those big stainless steel ones, the non-stick ones are too light and will just irritate him.

; )

Husband likes to do things after dinner when I just want to be lazy & relax until bedtime, it annoys me because I start feeling guilty that I'm not doing anything!

Srg said...

Sad to say, but your hubby sounds a lot me! The list is every growing for us and for some reason I feel the need to "share the love" (aka go on and on about what still needs to be done.) I think in some way it helps me cope when I'm feeling overwhelmed with the neverending tasks, but it's always at a time when J doesn't want to hear any of it!

sj said...

this is why i have an all-clad saute pan.

hautepocket said...

You're right. Having a husband who insists upon cleaning is an AWFUL THING. ;)